On the morning of Good Friday, 14 April, a group of over 40 people, adults and children, gathered at the Millennium Green for a short service of prayer led by Rev Dave Bell. Following the service the group, carrying a roughly hewn cross, walked from the Green to the Church. The responsibility for carrying the cross was shared between the children present.
Objects associated with crucifixion
At the Church, Rev Bell led a brief service which focussed on individual objects associated with Jesus’ crucifixion. As a short gospel passage was read, by children or adults, describing each object, it was then brought forward and laid upon a table in the chancel. The objects included silver coins cockerel purple robe ring of thorns wooden cross nails & a sponge.
This was a moving reminder of the stark reality and brutality of crucifixion.
Following a brief refection by Rev Bell on the significance of the crucifixion the congregation enjoyed refreshments including some excellent hot cross buns.